For a long time! Jenny McCarthy was honest about why she made her go to therapy with Donnie Wahlberg at the very beginning of their relationship.
Even Prince Charming and the fairy tale are not complete without work, McCarthy, 48, shared during a performance on The Drew Barrymore Show on Tuesday, April 20. I loved him so much as soon as I met him, I was like, ‘How can I not screw it up? I’m going to ask him, even before our first fight, if we can go to therapy together. He might think I’m crazy, but I want to find some tools and find out how we both fight.
She continued, And sitting down with the therapist and we found out, ‘Oh, this is what you do when you fight, that’s what I do.’ And then the therapist gave us the tools to say, Okay, when this happens, this is what you do. And I’m telling you, it was one of the greatest ideas to ever go to therapy, before the problem arises, figuring out how to have these conversations with each other. McCarthy married 51-year-old Wahlberg in August 2014. The couple continues to celebrate each wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.
We do this every year. And people ask, Why? And we ask: Why not? Because that’s what we always want, McCarthy told Us Weekly exclusively in September 2020. This year he surprised me with our minister. But we always do it! And it’s so nice to take a moment when you’re so busy to remember the words you say to each other, as well as the vows and promises. Not that we need it, but it’s nice to do it.
On their fifth wedding anniversary, the couple went to the ceremony in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The soulful celebration was led by former NFL player Ray McElroy. Every renewal feels like this. We can’t believe it’s been five years because it seems like it was a lifetime, the actress told us. But it also seems like two weeks have passed. It’s weird because we have this new feeling of love.
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McCarthy was previously married to John Asher from 1995 to 2005, and the exes have a common son, Evan, 18. Wahlberg, in turn, was married to Kimberly Fay from 1999 to 2010. They have two sons: Xavier, 28, and Elijah, 19.